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Miguel Claro (facebook.com/miguelclaro.photography) is one of the most prestigious astrophotographers in the world and collaborator of the most prestigious magazines and worldwide websites of the specialty. Last year, 10 of his photographs were included in the list of the 100 best photos of the year published by the website space.com, the NASA site FOR space exploration […]

Exhibition of Nelson Mandela Art in Evoramonte, Portugal

Evoramonte (Portugal), headquarters of ENPP, receives until June 2 an exhibition of 36 drawings signed by Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement against Apartheid, President of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. The exhibition of the 36 drawings of Mandela is distributed by 5 venues located in Evoramonte Castle : Torre/Paço, Café-Restaurant “The […]

President of ENPP met with the Mayor of Vasvár (Hungary)

The President of ENPP, Eduardo Basso, met on February 20 with the Mayor of Vasvár, Mr. Toth Balázs, in the Town Hall of this Hungarian member of ENPP and Places of Peace Route. During the meeting issues related to Network local development and the current certification process of Places of Peace Route as Cultural Route of […]

Commemoration of 661 Years of Zadar Peace Treaty

For the seventh consecutive year, the city of Zadar, Croatia, celebrated on February 18 the anniversary of the signing of its Treaty of Peace in the same place where it was signed 661 years ago – the St. Francis Monastery. The celebrations, organized by the Municipality of Zadar, a member of the ENPP since 2011, […]

João Carlos Chouriço, former Deputy Mayor for Culture of Municipality of Estremoz (Portugal) and supporter of ENPP, died yesterday

João Carlos Chouriço, from 2005 to 2009 the Vice-President and Deputy-Mayor of the Estremoz City Council (the municipality to which Evoramonte belongs), suddenly died yesterday, February 21 . João Carlos Chouriço was an unconditional supporter of the process of establishing of European Network of Places of Peace either personally or as Deputy-Mayor for Culture, having […]

Places of Peace Route evaluator visited Wermsdorf (Germany)

As part of the certification process of the Places of Peace Route as a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, the evaluator appointed by the European Institute of Cultural Routes, Ms Maria Gravari-Barbas visited last 8th February the town of Wermsdorf (Saxony, Germany) where the Castle of Hubertusburg is located in order to take […]

Altranstädt receives voluntary award

The Association for the Promotion of Altranstädt Castle (Germany), a ENPP member, was awarded with the prize “With soul and heart for Saxony” for its volunteer work for the recovery and animation of that important German historical monument, in which the so-called “Peace of Altranstädt” was signed during the Great Northern War (1700-1721) between the […]

Altranstädt (Germany) celebrated Poppy Day

The Association for the Promotion of the Castle of Altranstädt (Germany), a member of the ENPP, celebrated last November 11 the 100th anniversary of the end of the 1st World War. The members of the association gathered in the square in front of the World War I Memorial and kept a minute of silence in […]

UNWTO Congress highlights the role of Cultural Routes in Competitive Tourism

The 2nd International Congress on World Civilizations and Historical Routes held on 16 and 17 September in the city of Sofia explored how tourism along historic routes can help to safeguard and promote tangible and intangible cultural heritage and concludes that historic routes can play a major role in revealing the unique history, culture and […]


The treaty of Passarowitz (today, Pozarevác, Republic of Serbia) was concluded 300 years ago in 1718 after the military victories of the Habsburg Monarchy against the Ottoman Empire that originally started war on the Republic of Venice. After the first commemoration at the Michel Montaigne University in Bordeaux in June, another international conference was held […]